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Eusebius McKaiser: Ramaphosa may want to swap title of president for mister

The president and the National Coronavirus Command Council have turned taxis into vectors of death

Mask rules are not meant to ‘criminalise’ the public

Shop owners and taxi drivers can now refuse entry to people who defy mandatory mask-wearing regulations

Bail could be the key to reducing severe prison overcrowding

More than a quarter of prisoners have not been convicted of anything, they just couldn’t meet bail requirements

Justice department suspends CFO, supply chain director over R1.2bn security tender

An internal forensic probe has found that the duo had manipulated tender processes

Covid-19 is a grave threat in prisons

Inspectorate finds serious overcrowding at ‘Sun City’ centre, putting inmates at risk of Covid-19

Watch it again: National command council briefing on lockdown extension

Ministers Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Ronald Lamola will brief the nation on regulations pertaining to the extension of the lockdown

Quo vadis, South Africa?

The government has responded swiftly to the Covid-19 pandemic by declaring a state of disaster and imposing a lockdown, but now it needs to start thinking of an evolving exit strategy

Covid-19 hits prison system

A warder at a correctional facility has tested positive for Covid-19, sparking concerns about the effects of the pandemic on the whole system

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Editorial: Reporting on legal tensions

Even in the best of times, there is an inherent tension between the three arms of state

Covid-19 lockdown rules relaxed as positive tests near 1 500

Some “unintended consequences” dealt with and minister warns Western Cape on cigarettes

Rules for lockdown: Stay put!

The lockdown regulations provide for strong curtailment of people’s movements, but many details of their implementation are still to come

Constitutional rights during disaster

New regulations have a far-reaching impact on people’s rights, but they are finely balanced against people’s Constitutional rights

Chris Hani’s killer denied parole, again

Justice minister says granting parole would negate the severity ascribed to the murder by the court when the assassin was sentenced

Flight to to evacuate South Africans in Wuhan finally underway

A long-delayed flight to repatriate South African citizens from Wuhan will depart tonight and return on Friday the 13th, before a 21-day quarantine

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Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Solar stuck where sun don’t shine: State spends R289m to store solar water heaters

The national solar water heater programme is set to take off once again this year, but meanwhile the government is spending millions on storing heaters that have yet to be installed

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NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

Position of the African Blood Regulators Forum on the use of Convalescent Plasma in Africa as a potential therapy for Covid-19

A potential treatment for Covid-19 is the transfusion of convalescent plasma collected from those who have recovered from into those who are still affected

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